This time of year often has a similar feel as new year to many, with a back to business type feel after the Summer. Children return to school, holidays are over and we all start thinking of getting back into shape, ready for the festive party season. There is nothing like that 'fresh start' feel to boost an exercise and nutrition program, so embrace the feeling and throw yourself back into your health and fitness.
The weather at this time of year is still great, so make the most of the dry and warm days by getting outside. We can ensure we are still getting our vitamin D from the sun, before those winter days draw in. In addition to this vital vitamin, Autumn can also be a great time of year for outdoor exercising, because of the climate. It's neither too hot nor too cold, so it's a great time of year for increasing speed, distance and intensity without extra strain on your body.
Often, without the drive of beach visits and shorts, which we've had throughout the Summer, people can lose focus on their fat burning or weight loss, because they know they are going to be hiding under baggy jumpers and jeans for the next few months. Don't undo all that wonderful work you have achieved to get your 'beach body', instead, why not set a new goal? Sign up to a race or aim for a personal best if you already race regularly. Alternatively, set your goal to try some new gym classes or a boot camp: keep your exercise interesting and enjoy achieving your goals.
Fruit And Vegetables
From blackberries and pears, to radishes and parsnips, Autumn is a great time for enjoying a plentiful supply of fruit, vegetables and herbs. You have warmer days to enjoy a salad and fruit, and those cooler evenings to enjoy a roast with plenty of vegetables. No excuse to miss out on those essential nutrients at this time of year.
What better way to motivate you to want to work out more than new gym wear? A new season requires new clothing, something to keep you warm and dry when you need it. So treat yourself to new gym attire, and motivate yourself to keep getting up and getting out. Keeping active is so good for your head and heart, so don't be tempted to turn into a couch potato now the days are drawing in.